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Top Universities and Colleges in Iran

Where do you find the best universities in the world? Well, pretty much anywhere - including Iran! Cool, huh? In Iran you can find plenty of top-ranked universities that take their rightful place next to some of the biggest international university names out there.

Iran's universities, colleges, medical schools, engineering schools, and law schools are highly respected and well-known in the education and academic communities, and they continue to offer prestigious Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D programmes for smart, driven adventurers like you. Feel free to choose from some of the most competitive degrees in the best universities in Iran.

Best Universities in Iran according to International Rankings

Universities Times Higher Education Ranking (2023) Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2022) TopUniversities Ranking (2023) U.S. News & World Report Ranking (2023)
Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 351 - - -
Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences 351 - - 896
Babol Noshirvani University of Technology 401 - - 598
Sharif University of Technology 401 601 380 598
Urmia University of Medical Sciences 401 - - -
Iran University of Science and Technology 501 801 531 879
Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch (IAUN) 501 - - -
Kashan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services 501 - - -
Shiraz University of Technology 501 - - -
Amirkabir University of Technology 601 601 443 633
Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University 601 - - -
Iran University of Medical Sciences 601 901 - 794
Mashhad University of Medical Sciences 601 801 - 779
Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (TUOMS) 601 - - 975
Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) 601 401 - 517
University of Kashan 601 - - -
University of Kurdistan 601 - - -
University of Mohaghegh Ardabili 601 - - -
University of Tabriz 601 901 - 625
University of Tehran, Kish International Campus 601 301 501 329
Kerman University of Medical Sciences 801 - - -
Shahid Beheshti University 801 - - -
Shiraz University 801 - 751 821
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences 801 - - 977
Tarbiat Modares University - 501 - 708
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences - 701 - 826
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad - 901 - -
Islamic Azad University Tehran Central Branch - - - 394
Isfahan University of Technology - - - 739
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University Rankings Explained

World University Rankings created by Times Higher Education takes into account the reputation of research done by universities and how often papers produced by universities were quoted around the world.

Academic Ranking of World Universities created by Shanghai Jiao Tong University focuses on the number of award-winning scientists, most cited researchers from the listed universities, and their contribution to the scientific community.

QS World University Rankings created by TopUniversities surveys a large number of academic experts about the reputation of universities and also measures the quality of teaching.

Best Global Universities Rankings created by U.S. News & World Report analyses university graduation rates and how many students remain enrolled in their second year of studies. It also surveys university representatives on the performance of universities.

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